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  1. OARDC, Ford Partner to Test Russian Dandelion Rubber for Car Parts

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/oardc-ford-partner-test-russian-dandelion-rubber-car-parts

    new uses for an alternative source of rubber being developed by scientists at the Ohio ... synthetic rubber used in plastic parts such as cupholders, floor mats and interior trim with natural ... , domestically grown rubber from  Taraxacum kok-saghyz, or TKS-- a plant native to the former Soviet republics ...

  2. Pilot Plant, Research Advancements Help Drive Domestic Natural Rubber Project Forward

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/pilot-plant-research-advancements-help-drive-domestic-natural-rubber-project-forward

    for rubber manufacturing. What's different about the facility is the source of its natural ... of the world's supply of natural rubber. Established earlier this year, this unique pilot plant ... natural rubber sources that could one day replace a portion of the imports of this strategic yet largely ...

  3. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Dandy, Yes, But Not Before Bed (for the Week of April 15, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-dandy-yes-not-bed-week-april-15-2007

    names for the dandelion are tell-time, fairy-clock, lion's tooth and dumble-dor. Notes: Scientists ... http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~news/story.php?id=1982. Sources included the University of Maryland Medical Center, ... http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/patient-dandelion.html. About this column: "Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick," a free public service of The ...

  4. Sen. Voinovich Learns About Bio-energy, Climate Change Research at OARDC

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/sen-voinovich-learns-about-bio-energy-climate-change-research-oardc

    Voinovich showed great interest is the domestication of Russian dandelions with the goal of producing ... natural rubber — all of which currently must be imported into the United States — in Ohio. ... said, holding a string of latex-filled dandelion root and a piece of rubber foam made from the raw ...

  5. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Osage Orange You Glad to See One? (for the Week of Nov. 2, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-osage-orange-you-glad-see-one-week-nov-2-2008-1

    if you missed it: http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~news/story.php?id=4882. Osage oranges aren't ... about science, nature, farming and the environment. It's written at, to and for a 4th-grade reading ... 263-3776. Online at http://extension.osu.edu/~news/archive.php?series=science. Blatant (Yet Strangely ...

  6. Ag Secretary Vilsack: OARDC, Industry Partners Key to 'New Rural America'

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ag-secretary-vilsack-oardc-industry-partners-key-new-rural-america

    natural rubber during his first visit to the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s ... briefed on a project seeking to develop a natural rubber industry in Ohio that would yield new enterprises ... domesticating a type of dandelion that yields high-quality latex in its roots. Vilsack was invited to Wooster by ...

  7. Ohio Legislators Tour OARDC; Learn About Renewable Fuel, Energy and Products Research

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohio-legislators-tour-oardc-learn-about-renewable-fuel-energy-and-products-research-1

    domestication and optimization of Russian dandelions with the goal of producing natural rubber — all of which ... manager for the Wayne Economic Development Council. OARDC Director Steve Slack said this was an important ... crop for production of ethanol. The congressmen also learned about ongoing projects to create ...

  8. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Eating (Low-fat, High-carb) (Gag) Slugs (for the Week of May 11, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-eating-low-fat-high-carb-gag-slugs-week-may-11-2008

    College — is a weekly feature for children about science, nature, farming and the environment. It's ... http://extension.osu.edu/~news/archive.php?series=science. Kurt Knebusch ... slugs? The thought makes most of the humans I know gag. But actually there are recipes. I found one, for ...

  9. Bioproducts Center Links Ag and Polymers to Drive Innovation, Job Creation

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/bioproducts-center-links-ag-and-polymers-drive-innovation-job-creation

    an alternative source of natural rubber (Russian dandelion) that can be grown and processed in Ohio. Today, the ... at  http://go.osu.edu/composites). A domestic source of natural rubber: OBIC has been instrumental in ... U.S. is totally dependent on imported rubber, which is essential for producing a wide range of medical, ...

  10. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Using Your Nurdle (for the Week of May 10, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-using-your-nurdle-week-may-10-2009-0

    large groups of small domestic animals, and so on. Q. So? A. So, I'm out of room. More next time! ... pollution in the oceans (http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~news/story.php?id=5169). Sources included ... http://extension.osu.edu/~news/archive.php?series=science. Brought to you by your scientific friends at The Ohio State University — specifically, at the Ohio ...

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